(Wood) Working on Two Continents
As you know if you’ve been reading these little notes from me – and why wouldn’t you be? (wait – don’t answer that) I am currently on my whirlwind tool tour of Asia. But yet I’m writing to you in this week’s eZine. How can that be?
Well, I am literally working with both hands now…on two continents, even. I will try not to impale myself in the eye with a chopstick by adding eating to the mix and trying for a three-fer.
It is amazing, in this day and age, how much computers let you accomplish, across time zones, and across continents. In fact, it’s how we manage to get this eZine to so many of you from around the world, even when I’m huddled safe at home in Minnesota.
Speaking of America’s heartland, don’t think I’ve forgotten about the tool companies there while I’m overseas. Kreg Tool Company is located right there in River City…well, OK, there’s no river in Huxley, but they are in Iowa. You can read all about them in this eZine’s ToolMaker Insider and Tool Preview.
– Rob Johnstone, Woodworker’s Journal
The makers of pocket-hole joinery systems are coming out with the R3 Kreg Jig, which will “appeal to a lot of people, from the DIYer to the weekend woodworker.”
Wander down the Pacific coast of Oregon and, if you are lucky, and tired, you might chance upon a delightful bed and breakfast with a decidedly Arts and Crafts flair.
I am a looking for a quick and easy finish that my students can use for alder.
I purchased purpleheart for a music box. As I sanded it, the purple color diminished greatly. What can I do to get the color back?
Are there bit and blade lubricants that do not cause problems for either glue or finish?
Say “Kreg,” and pretty much everyone immediately thinks of the familiar bright blue tool that made pocket hole joinery.
In an answer to a question about compressed air lines, one of our experts said that both hard drawn copper and black pipe were acceptable. That drew these responses.